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Uriah Hall KO’s Adam Cella With Vicious Head Kick On “Ultimate Fighter 17” (VIDEO)

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Uriah Hall KO’s Adam Cella With Vicious Head Kick On “Ultimate Fighter 17” (VIDEO)

“In my 13 years at UFC I have only seen 5 KO’s like this.”

That’s what UFC President Dana White had to say after Uriah Hall knocked out Adam Cella with a vicious head kick on “The Ultimate Fighter 17.” Cella remained unconscious on the mat for several minutes while medics attended to him. However, he eventually got to his feet and he was ok…well, as ok as you can be after taking a shot like this.

“That’s my favorite technique,” Hall said of the kick. “… It’s a little bit of an unorthodox move. If you have good speed and good whip, you can catch someone, and it’s really deadly. I love to use that technique, and just from being in the ring with him, I’d seen how he would drop his hand a little bit. I had the chance and I capitalized on it and I took it.”

Hall was hanging out with friends at a bar when this episode aired. He was swarmed by people in the bar so quickly that he went and hid in the bathroom.

“I’m just not used to that [attention],” Hall said. “I had to duck some people. I had to go into the bathroom and just wait there. One of my friends came in and said, ‘Hey, they all left. You can come out.’ Overall, it’s been a great experience and I’m loving it, but I still have to get used to this.”

Hall says he’s been struggling with the mental side of the fight game, but his coach Chael Sonnen helped him out tremendously.

“My time on the show made me a hell of a lot better fighter and it revolves around the one thing I’d been having constant trouble with,” Hall said. “The fear of letting go and the fear of emotions getting the best of you. All it took was Chael getting inside my head and teaching me how to handle that. He was a great mentor and coach and I thank him for that. As an athlete, you sometimes put unnecessary pressure on yourself. You want to perform so badly for that crowd, or you worry too much about what others think of you. You don’t want to lose. That was always my biggest concern. I didn’t want to lose. I put too much pressure on myself and it caused me not to perform.”

I will openly admit that I am a fan of the UFC and I truly enjoy watching fights, but I never like to see knockouts like this. I don’t find this entertaining, I find this scary…



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